Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

Here's wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2012.

Monday, December 5, 2011

RIP, Darrell K. Sweet

I just learned that we lost one of our greatest artists today.  As reported by Locus Online and Tor, Darrell K. Sweet passed away this morning.  He was one of the most recognizable artists in the field.  I grew up reading books he illustrated, and he was a personal favorite of mine.  I'll post a more personal eulogy sometime in the next day or so.  It's late, and this is one I want to take my time with.  Darrell K. Sweet, 1934-2011; he will be missed.

Trying Twitter

I'm giving Twitter a try.  Hopefully this experiment will be more successful than Facebook was back in the summer.  (I need to figure out why Facebook converted the blog page into a personal page, which I don't want, and try again.)  Anyway, in case any of you are interested, here's where you can follow me:  @AdvntrsFntastc.  Hopefully, I can figure how to get the avatar to load before the day is over.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Paths of Righteousness Lead to Many Worlds

The Paths of Righteousness
James Reasoner
various ebook formats $2.99, trade paper $8.99

If the name James Reasoner doesn't come to mind when you think of contemporary science fiction authors, there's a reason for that.  Science fiction isn't what he mainly writes.  James Reasoner is a noted western and crime writer.  If you like either of those genres and haven't read him, you should check him out.

Science fiction has always been one of my favorite genres, in fact the only one I read for a while when I was a kid.  So when I read about this collection on James' blog, I quickly snagged myself a copy.  Good thing I did, too.  James Reasoner is a practitioner of the art form created when Urg first painted his version of the mammoth hunt on the cave wall; he's a storyteller.